Western Digital Corporation and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Announce an All-flash Hyper-Converged SQL Server

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Yesterday, Western Digital Corporation (WDC) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced an all-flash Hyper-converged SQL Server 2016 solution based on HPE ProLiant DL rack servers and VMware Virtual SAN 6.2. The solution was showcased at HPE Discover 2016 in both the HPE and SanDisk booths (SanDisk was acquired by Western Digital in May 2016). By Read more...

Business Critical Applications: All-Flash or Hybrid Virtual SAN?

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I’m pleased to offer a guest post from one of our highly-valued partners on a number of initiatives, including Virtual SAN and vSphere APIs for IO Filtering (VAIO): SanDisk. This post previews additional tests SanDisk has run with Business Critical Applications on Virtual SAN, this time looking at the performance from all-flash configurations and how that compares Read more...

EMC Unity With Native Virtual Volumes Support

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One of the major announcements at EMC World this year was the release of Unity, a new midrange All-flash storage array from EMC. I was particularly pleased to see this release as a key design goal for Unity was to deliver native support for vSphere Virtual Volumes and Storage Policy-Based Management. The certification for EMC Read more...

Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 8 – Woodshed Conversations at the Austin VMUG

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The VMware User Group (VMUG) is an independent, global, customer-led organization, created to maximize members’ use of VMware and partner solutions through knowledge sharing, training, collaboration, and events. With over 100,000 members worldwide, they are the largest organization for virtualization users. This week Pete and John take the show on the road to the Austin VMUG and Read more...

VMware an Inaugural Member of New Intel Storage Builders Partner Ecosystem – Intel Cloud Day Announcement

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The VMware Storage and Availability team is excited to be participating in this year’s Intel® Cloud Day event. Taking place today, March 31st, in San Francisco, Intel is hosting a day of news announcements, discussions and workshops on the industry leader momentum toward software-defined infrastructure solution delivery. At 9:00 AM PDT Diane Bryant, senior vice Read more...